Photographer's Note

The most innovative of Rio's significant churches is the Catedral Metropolitana. Some dislike this building, finding its shape disconcerting and its interior dark. I love it. At each of the four cardinal compass points a rectilinear latticework of concrete and stained glass soars upwards, tilting inwards as it rises. Where they meet at the ceiling there's another stained-glass latticework -- a cross -- shining softly with light filtered in from the sky. The form is ultimately modern; the feeling is soaring High Gothic.

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